Division of Workers’ Compensation proposes changes to permanent disability rating schedule

Changes to the permanent disability: The California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is proposing changes to the permanent disability rating schedule (PDRS), which will increase benefits for injured workers by an average of 16 percent. The proposal is contained in draft regulations posted to the DWC online forum at  for review and comment. Comments will be accepted on the forum until Friday, May 23. more